Hey everyone! Thanks for showing up at The After Party! We hope you had a blast, because we sure did!

Our team has some cool messages we wanna share with you, so listen up!

Listen to this encouraging message from After Party guest speaker, Grant Dedmon.

Meet Aric and Kristina! They’re our awesome youth leaders who organize all the exciting events. They’ve got a quick message just for you.

Meet Pastor Duane! He’s our wise minister and leader, and he has an important message to share with you.


What does it mean to be saved?

Picture this: a swimmer caught in deep water, struggling to stay afloat, desperately calling out to the lifeguard for help. Without hesitation, the lifeguard springs into action, swiftly reaching the distressed swimmer, lifting her from the water, and bringing her safely back to shore. The lifeguard’s quick response saves her from drowning.

Or, envision a man trapped in a burning building, choking on smoke, feeling the heat closing in. He spots a firefighter making their way toward him and pleads for assistance. Without a moment’s delay, the firefighter reaches him, hoists him up in his weakened state, and carries him out of the blazing structure. The firefighter’s heroic actions rescue him from the brink of perishing in the fire.

Likewise, just as the lifeguard and firefighter provide salvation in dire situations, God offers a Savior, Jesus Christ, who stands ready to rescue every soul who puts their trust in Him. Regardless of past mistakes or wrongdoings, Jesus can save you!

Jesus is qualified to save us because he came to Earth to live a sinless life, died on the cross, was buried in a tomb and three days later overcame death and rose again. He can and wants to save you. 

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

Why we need to be saved

Due to our rebellion against God, without Jesus as our Savior it is certain that we will be eternally separated from Him. This separation means being away from God’s presence, which is where all goodness comes from (James 1:17). It also means facing eternal consequences for our wrongdoings, enduring the punishment for our sins. The Bible says:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
The wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23)
It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement. (Hebrews 9:27)
Anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

How you can be saved

The only way to be rescued from our sins and their consequences is to turn to God with a sincere heart and trust in Jesus Christ. Repentance means realizing and admitting that we’re in serious trouble, much like a drowning swimmer. Placing our faith in Jesus as our Savior means believing that He took the punishment for our sins by dying on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). When we trust Him completely with our sins, He saves us.

No amount of good deeds or anything else we do can erase even one of our many sins. The only thing that counts, the only thing acceptable to God, is putting our faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.

By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
He who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgement but has passed from death into life. (John 5:24)
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)

Curious to learn more?

Come hang out with us on Wednesday nights at 6pm for youth group, or swing by on Sundays at 9:45 for youth Bible study followed by worship at 11 am.

Remember, we’re here for you and we care about you. Don’t hesitate to hit us up on Instagram, Facebook, message us through this link, or drop by anytime.

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